I had a lengthy post typed up discussing my frustrations and disappointments about the results of this election, but it seemed shallow at the moment. I may post some of that stuff over the coming days, but for now, I just want to make a few quick observations.
1. Congrats to Obama – we should all acknowledge the historical enormity of the moment.
2. The media acted in the most absolutely shameful manner imaginable, and we should remind them of it daily. Also, we need to never forget who they are – the in-house propaganda wing of the Democrat party.
3. I’m anticipating seeing much more of Sarah Palin in the future. She’s a rock star, and will shine again soon.
4. Can we please get over racism now? And, can we please get over Florida 2000 now?
5. Part of the problem Obama will face is of his own making. He has promised so much to so many that he cannot possibly deliver. He posed as a new kind of politician but was exposed as being of the same liberal template we’ve seen for years. His own followers will soon find the end of the honeymoon, and he will have some tough decisions to make. For all of you who expect him to keep his word to you, I’m going to go ahead and say it now: I told you so.
I fear a great many things about an Obama presidency coupled with a Democrat supermajority in Congress – I believe they will attempt to do things that might permanently damage this country. If you’re a long-time reader, you know all about those fears. Rather than re-hashing them, let’s just say I hope and pray — desperately — that I am dead wrong. I would happily trade being right for seeing America prosper top to bottom, with new jobs, a soaring economy, peace, and optimism.
We’ve done our best, and it just wasn’t enough today. What we need to do now is focus on the future. The Republican party needs to seriously re-examine itself. Do we become a me-too party that is content with a minority role at the Democrat power table, or do we return to our fundamental principles of smaller government, more individual responsibility, family values, and strong defense? If we do that, we will present a stark contrast to Obama, and in two years we will have another chance to make our case. In the meantime, I will continue to live as I believe I am called to live. I will continue to stand for conservative principles and support everyone else who does, too, and I will continue to call out liberalism wherever I see it.
Ultimately, it’s all in God’s hands. A co-worker of mine puts things in perspective: God will use this election for His will no matter who wins. He’s right. I will pray for Barack Obama and his leadership team, just as I have prayed for Bush over the past 8 years.
Only time will tell what happens to America as the result of this election.
Thank you for taking this ride with me – here’s to another four years of political analysis, commentary, and, as always, my two cents.